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Rivah Visitor's Guide

One Woman's Opinion

Order Mary Buxton’s books
imageLife and love in the rural tidewater area of Virginia is a common thread that runs through nearly all of Mary Wakefield Buxton's books. The push and pull of old and new, North and South, man and woman, life and death, are discovered, illuminated and reflected upon in each of them. Such is the heart and soul of a writer.


Good News for Sore Ears
imageThe other day, one of those rare March days that’s so warm one has to shed a sweater and go bare-armed, I hopped on my bike for a ride around Urbanna. I bike every day on my “granny special,” a Huffy, lime green, extra thick, two-wheeled bike. Do I get the whistles.


A Trip South
Hoping for some warm weather, we left Urbanna in mid-February for a short vacation to St. Augustine, Florida. This city is just south of Jacksonville and offers easy access to travelers who might not have time to drive further south in search of the sun.


Are Boats Like Dogs?
imageA recent gathering of the Urbanna Creek Yacht Club at the DCA building in Deltaville was an emotional affair. It made clear to me something I had not previously known: Our boats are like our dogs.


A Sad Homecoming
The best part of going away on vacation is coming home. But sometimes sad news awaits those who have been away. As we left the mild, sunny temperatures of St. Augustine, Florida, and made our way home on the long haul north on I-95, the temperature dropped as if some forewarning of chilling news.


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